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Old 04-15-2005, 05:21 AM   #31
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One stupid fan doesn't represent the majority of fans. It didn't look to me like he actually touched Sheffield (it was tough to see from that camera angle), but that's irrelevant obviously- he shouldn't have done anything at all. And I think a player should try to show enough restraint, but of course I don't blame him for having an instinctive reaction. I don't know if the guy was actually trying to "hit" him, all I know is he was ejected but not arrested.

The only thing I might do if I was sitting there is reach out and touch Johnny's butt-I wouldn't really do that of course, I'm just kidding
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Old 04-15-2005, 06:18 AM   #32
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If this were the NFL, the call on the field would stand.
You have no conclusive evidence either way in this photo Headache.
The "fan" says he was trtying to grab the ball, likely story.
Thje best however is the guy's fiancee defending him in this article in today's Herald:
Fiancee stands by her man
By O’Ryan Johnson
Friday, April 15, 2005 - Updated: 07:05 AM EST

The fiancee of the Red Sox [stats, schedule] fan shoved by Gary Sheffield after the fan allegedly swung at the New York Yankees [stats, schedule] right fielder last night at Fenway Park said her husband-to-be is being maligned by the electronic media.

``He would never do that,'' Jodi Ingerbritson told the Herald.

Ingerbritson's fiance, Chris House of Dorchester, was escorted out of Fenway - but not arrested - following the eighth-inning incident. As Sheffield chased Red Sox catcher Jason Varitek [stats, news]'s triple around the low wall in the right-field corner, the right fielder appeared to come into contact with House.

``He just said he was going for the ball,'' Ingerbritson said in defense of House.

Ingerbritson spoke to House shortly after the incident and he said he never made contact with Sheffield.

``He's been a season ticket-holder for a lot of years and he's always careful not to interfere with the ball,'' she said.

House refused to elaborate.

``I'm not going to say anything till (today),'' he said.

Fans outside the park backed House.

``(Sheffield) got all steroid-ish and punched him with the glove,'' said Rachel Amaral, 16, of Raynham. ``All he (the fan) was doing was reaching down to catch the ball.''

House is a Norwood High and Curry College graduate.


I love the double talk from her:"He was just going for the ball"
and then: "He's been a season ticket holder for years and he's always careful not to interfere with the ball"
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Old 04-15-2005, 06:38 AM   #33
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If this were the NFL, the call on the field would stand.
You have no conclusive evidence either way in this photo Headache.
The "fan" says he was trtying to grab the ball, likely story.
Thje best however is the guy's fiancee defending him in this article in today's Herald:
Fiancee stands by her man
By O’Ryan Johnson
Friday, April 15, 2005 - Updated: 07:05 AM EST

The fiancee of the Red Sox [stats, schedule] fan shoved by Gary Sheffield after the fan allegedly swung at the New York Yankees [stats, schedule] right fielder last night at Fenway Park said her husband-to-be is being maligned by the electronic media.

``He would never do that,'' Jodi Ingerbritson told the Herald.

Ingerbritson's fiance, Chris House of Dorchester, was escorted out of Fenway - but not arrested - following the eighth-inning incident. As Sheffield chased Red Sox catcher Jason Varitek [stats, news]'s triple around the low wall in the right-field corner, the right fielder appeared to come into contact with House.

``He just said he was going for the ball,'' Ingerbritson said in defense of House.

Ingerbritson spoke to House shortly after the incident and he said he never made contact with Sheffield.

``He's been a season ticket-holder for a lot of years and he's always careful not to interfere with the ball,'' she said.

House refused to elaborate.

``I'm not going to say anything till (today),'' he said.

Fans outside the park backed House.

``(Sheffield) got all steroid-ish and punched him with the glove,'' said Rachel Amaral, 16, of Raynham. ``All he (the fan) was doing was reaching down to catch the ball.''

House is a Norwood High and Curry College graduate.


I love the double talk from her:"He was just going for the ball"
and then: "He's been a season ticket holder for years and he's always careful not to interfere with the ball"


figures he went to curry... bastards
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Old 04-15-2005, 10:10 AM   #34
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sheffield should be fined and get a game or two suspension, the a-hole who decided it would be a good idea to smack him in the face should be arrested and banned fron fenway park. the security guard who jumped in right away should get a promotion and a raise.

i'm so sick of this childish bullshit that goes on at these games. i really hope both of these teams suck and miss the playoffs so that we can stop giving a shit about this bullcrap.

theo epstein should show some nuts and make a stand. when the fans in yankee stadium's bleacher seats started getting too crazy a few years back, they bannned alcohol sales in that particular section. fenway should do the same in that area near pesky's pole. it's too damn close to the players. all we need is some asshole who's had one too many cocktails to take a swing at a player and cause a riot.

if sheffield didn't show restraint and had gone into the crowd, it would have made the ron artest incident look like nothing.

there is genuine hatred from a lot of the fans in this stupid rivalry, and it's sad and pathetic.
You make it sound like this only happens between the Yankees and Red Sox. You may hate both teams, but give me a break. This "childish bullshit" goes on quite a lot everywhere else as well. There may be genuine hatred between some fans, but it's not like other fans don't hate other teams too.

We've got some fine examples from just the past few years.
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Dounds like it's mostly due to drunkenness. I can't stand putting up w/ people like that, one reason I don't go to games. Of course the teams make so much $ off it they'll never do anything about it. And I guess people are afraid/intimidated to complain to securuty.



While some friendly House calls are rolling into WEEI to defend their friend, season ticket holders are also calling in with damaging tales regarding the seven-ticket season ticket holders and former Curry College football coach's trouble making, fight picking, and excessive drinking in the section. One ticket holder chimes in to Dale and Holley: "one of them passed out during Opening Day, another one fell on the stairs getting up. It's up and down every inning, two beers. Last summer when I went, and I'm afraid now to give them (my tickets) to clients because I don't want families going out there to be abused by these guys. The language got so bad on opening day, it became racial at the end, sorry Mike (Holley), it's a disgrace. They stack the beers up. My 12 and 14 year old daughters said last year during one Yankees game said "hey dad, they've got 16 cups stacked up" and it's just not appropriate... I've sent an email to the Red Sox, letting them know what's going on. I, as a business owner, my partner and I, we're afraid to give tickets to clients to bring their kids in there to be subjected to this abuse. I don't know what the intention of the individual was last night, but I know it was alcohol induced... What's going on out there is that those guys are buddies, and they are half in the wrapper before they get in the park. They're not true fans, they're there to just have a boys night out (Dale: It's a club with a $30 cover charge.) Exactly... I cannot subject my daughters to the language and the drinking. My point is if I go and have 3 or 4 beers during the game, have 3-4 hot dogs, whatever, and I'm not stacking 16 cups up. And it's 16 cups for one guy. It's like he's saying 'hey, look at me, I drank 16 beers and watch me stumble out of here'... and it's these same guys."
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